Missing Chapters

Parenting books are great reads. They can help with learning what the heck that cough means to how to actually get a kid to comprehend an emotion they may be experiencing. There's always room for improvement though. As my kids get older and the problems and difficulties we encounter change, I'm looking for some pretty … Continue reading Missing Chapters

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A Bedtime Mantra

On rare occasions, the oldest child of Ben and Kat Yado would dream so vividly, so powerfully that the world outside the child's slumber was immediately affected. That is how the family dog, a bundle of energy and fur called Rover joined the family some five months ago. Ben and Kat worried that perhaps a … Continue reading A Bedtime Mantra

Lunch Hour Characters – Road

Road is traveling. How's it going? Let's find out... in haiku form. Two kids in backseat. Between them, snacks uneaten. Hangry passengers. Dusk approaching fast. Sun sets and blinds the driver Road kill everywhere. Popular question: Who in this car just farted?! Giggles for hours. I spy with my eye Something that starts with a … Continue reading Lunch Hour Characters – Road

Lunch Hour Characters- Selfie

Whoa! That's not you. What's that photo doing on your phone? Let's find out...in haiku form. Weird looking seagull? Does it own the photo now? Let's not speak of this. Server from Chili's? Why did we go to that place? What gross food they have. Phone dropped from the sky Found by a pedestrian With … Continue reading Lunch Hour Characters- Selfie

Quint’s Silent Steps

"My phone is still in there,"  Quint said, horrified. Gwen stared, mimicking the new father's face, "You. Did. Not." "I can save this.  In and out." Quint was pretty sure of his ability to remain silent. Gwen's confidence in him was low, but that was attributable to lack of sleep and caffeine.  "You move like a … Continue reading Quint’s Silent Steps